Don’t Diet, Decide!
2013 will be no different than any other a New Year filled with promises and great expectation. The highest intentions with incredible optimism and commitment will be directed towards getting and staying healthy. Whether your intention is to lose weight, or starting an exercise regime statistics show that 75% of those that make a weight loss resolution fail within the first week.
Why start the year off with a disappointment that is totally avoidable.
This year consider making a decision to get healthy rather than to go on a diet. How about creating a health care plan instead of joining a weight loss program which costs you a fortune and the results are not as promising.
Whether you have 10 pounds, 100 pounds or more to lose, always remember you didn’t gain it in a day and you certainly can’t lose it in a day.
Here are a few helpful hints that will support a healthy lifestyle and a new attitude towards health and wellness.
• Start your day – the day before. Before going to bed, prepare your meals for the next day.
• Do 30 minutes of something everyday, walking, yoga, dancing. (The earlier you exercise the better, this gets the heart and vital organs activated and prepared for your daily activity.)
• Go for a walk at least 3 times a week. Walk at a normal pace (where you can hold a conversation without getting winded.) To much too fast causes over exertion which results in muscle pain, stiff joints, and soreness not to mention an excuse not walk the next day.
• Eat your food undistracted (no TV, Computer, or cell phone activity) Cut your meal portions in half, use a smaller plate. Your plate should be ¾ and ¼ processed food. (more green, some lean (meat).
• Drink WATER, WATER, WATER you can never drink enough or to much water. Before, or after but never during your meals.
• Walking before you eat, is a great way to get the metabolism fired up and ready to take on the calories before a meal.
And, last but certainly not least, congratulate yourself for making the decision to something for yourself, that will make this year not only better for you it will also make it better year for those you love and those that love you.
Happy New Year!